Within the first few days, we realised we had an ant and cockroach infestation. We informed the real estate in writing and verbally immediately.
They got back to us today and informed us that we can go ahead and get pest control in but at our cost.
As the critters were already here, isn't it up to the landlord to pay for it? They said the previous tenants should have fumigated the place on vacation and its the of the year for bugs anyway. Not very helpful.
A colleague of mine says her landlord paid for pest control when she moved into her current place as it was crawling with those German cockroaches. Apparently a tenant has a certain time frame in which to report an infestation and the landlord covers the costs. Anytime after, then the tenant pays.
I've had a search on Google for some info but can't find what I need.
Anybody know anything about this?
ETA- we are in NSW.
Edited by starboard, 19 December 2012 - 02:18 PM.